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October 13

October 13, 1605: Theodore Beza, Calvin's successor as leader of the Swiss Reformation, dies (see issue 12: John Calvin).

October 13, 1917: Three shepherd children near Fatima, Portugal, report visions of the Virgin Mary.

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November 30, 1554: Recently crowned Queen of England, Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VIII, restores Roman Catholicism to the country. Nearly 300 Protestants would be burned at the stake by "Bloody Mary," including Thomas Cranmer, Hugh Latimer, and Nicholas Ridley. Nearly 400 more died by imprisonment and starvation (see issue 48: Thomas Cranmer).

November 30, 1725: Martin Boehm is born in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. A Mennonite bishop, he was excluded from the Mennonite communion because of his ...

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